Memorial Day Celebrations California

USS Midway Legacy Week

May 24-28, 2019
USS Midway Museum
910 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

The USS Midway Museum's  Legacy Week is the heart and soul of Memorial Day commemoration in San Diego. 

Freedom Concert Featuring Daughtry May 24, 2019
Rock out onboard Midway for our annual Freedom Benefit Concert with rock band, Gin Blossoms! Proceeds from this event will benefit local military non-profits and is a celebration of our Veterans and Military families. Enjoy an incredible and inspirational live performance from the flight deck with unparalleled views of the bay at sunset! Advanced ticket is required to attend this event. This event is not included in museum admission.
Remembrance Wall May 25-27, 2019
Leading up to Memorial Day, guests are invited to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country by adding a photo to Remembrance Wall, along with a short message to publicly honor the legacy of those courageous individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

Veterans Wreath Ceremony May 25, 2019, 9 a.m.
Bring the whole family to attend a moving Wreath Ceremony on our flight deck. This is a wonderful way to inspire patriotism and appreciation for those who serve our nation and have made the ultimate sacrifice. This is a free event, no ticket is required to attend.

Kids Adventure Discovery Zone May 25-27, 2019
Midway's hangar deck is transformed into an Adventure Discovery Zone including special exhibits, flight suit try-on activity, displays of military equipment, demonstrations and more.

Meet Aviators and the Planes They Flew May 26, 2019
Veteran pilots stationed next to the aircraft they flew. Ask them questions, hear their stories, and learn about flying first-hand from these experts.

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Band Arizona May 27, 2019, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Listen to the musical sounds of an amazing ensemble of US Coast Guard Auxiliary instrumentalists. Enjoy patriotic classics on the flight deck as part of Midway's special Legacy Week activities.

Bonita Vista Music Machine Performance May 27, 2019, 12:30 p.m.
Top-ranked advanced mixed show choir performs.

National Moment of Remembrance May 27, 2019, 3 p.m.
Midway honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Following this moment is a rare and moving live performance of Echo Taps.

Blood Drive May 27, 2019, 1-4 p.m.
Stop by the San Diego Blood Bank trailer on Navy Pier to make a donation that will save lives! Donors receive one (1) free pass to the USS Midway Museum, while supplies last.

San Diego Memorial Day Ceremony

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery  May 27, 2019, 10 a.m.
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr.
 San Diego, CA 92106

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery is one of approx. nine such cemeteries in California.

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